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Responsible tourism: Remote trekking holidays in Nepal
Environment has always been our major concern. We try our best to implement the policy of environmental conservation on every service and tour. Our main direction is to provide first class adventure and holiday experience in the Himalayas, all in a SUSTAINABLE and RESPONSIBLE manner.
We operate as such that the journeys ensure benefits to the local people and their surrounding as much as possible and any potential negative impacts at the destinations are minimized. At office, we encourage the staff to run the electrical appliances only when needed and also to control their usage. Besides, we work in accordance with ĎThink before you printí.
We have also conducted various plantation and river cleansing campaigns, in order to contribute to environmental conservation. To mark our seventh glorious anniversary, we organized Bagmati River Cleansing Program too. We want to do as much as possible for protecting the Mother Nature by our operations, special activities and awareness.
All our staff are from local communities. Our guides are English speaking and have years of experience as they live locally, displaying a wealth of knowledge in the Annapurna Region with local people and customs. Each guide comes fully equipped and supported by us, having obtained the training in the related tourism sectors including Ministry of Tourism in Nepal, High Altitude First Aid and Environmental issues for Nepal.
We are dedicated to giving something back to the local community the Sambhav Nepal Foundation is a registered Nepalese charity we are associated with. With the foundation our aim is to offer English medium schooling and health services for a remote isolated region of Gorkha.
We understand and appreciate the hard work the guides and porters perform. Therefore we treat and obey the following Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the conditions for our guides and porters are of a humane standard. We work towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death.
- All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. - We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear, and they are provided food and warm drinks. - We have insurance policies for each of our employees. - We provide appropriate clothing for each season and altitude, ensuring protection from cold, rain and snow. This means windproof jackets, trousers, fleece jacket, long johns, suitable footwear, socks, hat, gloves and sunglasses. - We never overload our porters for us itís not all about making money we strive on being able to employ local people; we respect and treat each and every one of our employees with the up most respect.
Reviews of Remote trekking holidays in Nepal
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 31 Oct 2010 by Cindy Hebert
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The varied terrain in the Langtang region & climbing a peak.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
This is a wonderful region to trek in, you will see a lot of variety and meet wonderful local people along the way.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
I feel it benefited local people as we stayed in lodges owned by local people. Unfortunately has a negative effect on the environment as some lodges are still using fire wood - next time I will not stay in these lodges.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
The holiday was a good combination of trekking which was some times challenging and sometimes easier. It was a quiet route so not ruined by over crowding. The scenery was exceptional and weather was wonderful. The guides and porters provided by this company were professional and a pleasure to trek with, they always ensured we got great rooms with wonderful views. The company itself was professional and provided good information prior to departure, unfortunately however, I was not happy with some additional charges incurred.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank your for your comments. Regarding on your comment on lodges using firewood, at the lower elevation most of the lodges use firewood because they can use damage trees etc from the forest, the local government never allow cutting the tress since the Langtang national park is protected by the government and army.
Regarding your comment on some additional charges by our company, I am little unclear about it. We always provide information on what includes and excludes so I am sure you were informed about these thing before your trip departure. Normally drinks are always excluded in our trip. We always try our very best to maintain our high standards even at the remote area like Langtang and Helambu.